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The Nest on Tartaruga Island

5.0(7 reviews)SuperhostMértola, Portugal
Private room in island hosted by Theo
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed0 shared bathrooms
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Tartaruga Island is an one acre islet situated in the dammed Chança River that forms in Southern Alentejo the border to Spain. 

The landscape is dominated by evergreen oak trees. Cistus, lavender and broom covering the hills.

On the island itself organically cultivated gardens offer a rich supply of fruit and vegetables, please with their flowers, invite to sit in the shade and watch the frogs sitting on the lotus leaves...

The space
A cabin embellished with lots of love and wood. Surrounded by a veritable jungle of flowering climbers, in summer the place feels like an oasis.

All around a huge bathroom in which angling is permitted :)

To make a stay in winter more pleasurable a stove provides warmth and coziness.
In summer it's the task of the hammocks to offer a taste of Tartarugan lifestyle and luxury.

Guest access
Guests and hosts share a compost toilet and a big lake.

                

Other things to note
Depending on the water level Tartaruga is an island or a peninsula.
In the first case the shore is in a distance from about a kilometer.
"Ferry service" and boat rentals need to be talked about.
In the second case Tartaruga can be reached by foot.

Usually I can more or less guess at what time of the year the one or the other state is more likely.

                  

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Tartaruga Island is an one acre islet situated in the dammed Chança River that forms in Southern Alentejo the border to Spain. 

The landscape is dominated by evergreen oak trees. Cistus, lavender and broom covering the hills.

On the island itself organically cultivated gardens offer a rich supply of fruit and vegetables, please with their flowers, invite to sit in the shade and watch the frogs s…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Essentials
Private entrance
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Mértola, Portugal

Three kilometers east of here an Andalusian eagle cares for its offspring, to the west you'll find a village, nicely whitewashed like all of them around, with the most original café and in Santana de Cambas (half an hour walk northwards) you can experience everything an Alentejan metropolis (167 inhabitants) has to offer :)

                    
Three kilometers east of here an Andalusian eagle cares for its offspring, to the west you'll find a village, nicely whitewashed like all of them around, with the most original café and in Santana de Cambas (ha…

Hosted by Theo

Joined in March 2016
  • 77 Reviews
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During your stay
To deepen the relaxation that Tartaruga provides you can have yoga classes, singing bowl concerts, relaxation sessions and massage.
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Theo is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Policy number: Exempt
  • Languages: Nederlands, English, Français, Deutsch, Português, Español
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Check out: 11:00 AM
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Smoking is allowed
Health & safety
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Airbnb's social distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm not reported. Learn more
Smoke alarm not reported. Learn more
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